Donations & Nonprofits
As of August 2022, our members have donated $139,937 to area nonprofits and we've secured an additional $25,000 from our foundation partners, for a total impact of nearly $165,000!
In February 2019, Isaiah 117 was the recipient of $10,225 in donations from our members! Holston Habitat for Humanity and Door of Hope also both received $1,000 from members. (For subsequent events, all donations went to the single nonprofit that receives the most votes.)
In April/May 2020, we held a special Big Give. Due to COVID-19, we suspended our usual rules and members voted via email for a local charity that provides food for those in need. One Acre Cafe was selected and received $10,151 from our members and friends! Second Harvest Food Bank of NE TN and The Salvation Army were the other options.
In August 2020, The Shepherd's Inn (a domestic violence safe house in Carter County, TN) was selected for our virtual 7th Big Give; they received approximately $11,160 from our members! Good Samaritan Ministries and Young Life Upper East Tennessee also presented.
In November 2020, Branch House - Sullivan County Justice Center was the recipient of $10,625 from our members for our virtual 8th Big Give! Alzheimer's Association - TN Chapter and Somebody Loves Me also presented.
In February 2021, A Step Ahead received $10,971 for our virtual 9th Big Give! Appalachian Literacy Initiative was the runner up and received $5,000 our foundation partner. Langston Education & Arts Development (LEAD) also presented.
In May 2021, Families Free received $10,123 for our virtual 10th Big Give! They also received an additional $5,000 from our foundation partner. Coalition for Kids and Wynnwood Wildlife Rehabilitation also presented.
In August 2021, The River received $10,450 for our virtual 11th Big Give! They also received an additional $5,000 from our foundation partner. The Kingsport Ballet and Washington County / Johnson City Animal Shelter also presented.
In November 2021, Kids Like Us Community Center received $10,459 for our virtual 12th Big Give! They also received an additional $5,000 from our foundation partner. JEB Foundation: Advocates for the Elderly and CASA of Northeast Tennessee also presented.
In May 2022, Crossroads Medical Mission received $10,310 at our in-person 13th Big Give. They also received an additional $5,000 from our foundation partner. Operation Johnson Kitty and Recovery Soldiers Ministries also presented.